Dan Jessup, head of hiring at Groupon since 2009, calls upon his days in the Chicago improv scene to take job interviews off script.
Interview by Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- Recruiting talent for Groupon -- the soon-to-IPO online discounter that has grown from 37 to 7,100 employees in 21 months -- requires a lot of improvisation. Which is good, because the head of people strategy, Dan Jessup, has also been an MOREJul 25, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Employers who use group job interviews say they're great for spotting team-oriented employees without wasting time. But some job-seekers say the whole process is nerve-wracking and even demeaning.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor
FORTUNE -- When ActionCOACH tells job candidates they'll be evaluated in a group when they come in for an interview, most react with surprise. Some even ask if the business coaching company is going to try to sell them MOREJul 6, 2011 5:00 AM ET
No one's calling it a boom, but big business is back to mining for talent among recent graduates. By Josh DawseyJul 5, 2011 5:00 AM ET
"Helicopter parents" are getting too involved in their kids' job hunts, and it's getting on hiring managers' nerves, says a new survey. By Anne FisherJun 7, 2011 9:40 AM ET
The ideal candidate may become a disaster if he doesn't fit company culture, but how do you screen for something as nebulous as cultural fit? By Ethan RouenApr 28, 2011 9:44 AM ET
Corporate America may not be hiring much yet, but they're certainly looking for more accounting help. Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and other financial firms are looking to hire thousands this year.
By Gary M. Stern, contributor
Millions of jobless Americans are bracing for the next unemployment report, due out this Friday. Despite the rebounding stock market and improving economic indicators, the unemployment rate, currently at 8.9%, has remained stubbornly high as U.S. MOREMar 31, 2011 6:00 AM ET
The day your best employee comes in with the news that they're moving on is the day you start recruiting them again. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
By Hank Gilman, deputy managing editor
While you might have a bigger paycheck and you might have a special feeling inside now that you have a staff of your own, the gripes, hiring, and firing responsibilities are also all yours. Welcome MOREMar 9, 2011 10:18 AM ET
Social media sites are handy for learning more about applicants than their resumes reveal, but beware the legal pitfalls.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Dear Annie: I read your recent post on using social media sites to find a job, and I wonder if you can answer a question from the hiring side. I'm staffing up a new brand-management team at my company. The HR department is doing most of the initial screening, MOREMar 2, 2011 12:56 PM ET
Want to find out which companies have announced they're planning to add to their ranks? While job location, required skills and pay run the gamut, a new web resource is providing just that.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Fresh from a year analysts expect will be Ford Motor Co.'s most profitable ever, the automaker plans to hire about 7,000 people, in part to rev up production of its new C-Max minivan.
French strategy MOREJan 20, 2011 1:56 PM ET
Demand for senior management talent is on the rise, especially at small and medium-sized firms.
If you're looking for signs that the economic recovery is picking up steam, here's one: The number of U.S. companies creating executive jobs is up for the tenth straight month, led by a steady increase in high-level hiring at companies with annual revenues between $11 million and $500 million.
That's according to the Executive Job Creation Index, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 16, 2010 6:49 PM ET
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